Nocturne Baby Grand Piano
Version: Kontakt 5.8.1 / NCW / V1
Organic grand piano, with beautiful resonance
Download Method: Kontakt Hub
Warm and characterful. The Nocturne Baby Grand Piano is a sampled six-foot grand piano for Kontakt, featuring a warm, woody tone and true sympathetic resonance.
From its soft intimate timbre (great for jazz) to its energetic loud dynamics (ideal for pop and classical), we carefully captured this instrument’s sound to create a virtual piano that can sound organic and alive in your music.
Getting it right from the source
Every note is a performance. The piano was recorded in pristine 24bit 96kHz, using a pair of high-quality AKG 414 microphones and smooth valve pre-amps. Every sample was then individually reviewed and edited by hand, with noise reduction and tuning used only where necessary. There hasn’t been any needless processing, so when you play a note in Kontakt you hear the faithful performance of the original instrument.
True sympathetic resonance
Few things match the texture of a grand piano’s resonance. We’ve sampled the true sympathetic resonance sound produced when you use sustain pedal, so you hear the sound of every string vibrating in sympathy to create a beautiful bloom of texture. This gives you an added depth that scripting alone cannot reproduce. For full control, you can customise the resonance’s volume to your liking.
The little details
Add life to your digital performance. Release noises and pedal sounds add extra sonic details to every performance. What’s more, you can customise the volume of these samples to create the sound you want.
Customise your sound
You have complete control. Place your piano in a choice of rooms by using the convolution reverb. Customise the volume of resonance, key noises, release samples and pedal sounds. Perform with a half-pedal (una corda) simulation. Fine-tune the stereo width and even swap the left and right microphone signals to listen from the player or audience’s perspective.
- Six-foot grand piano, recorded with the lid up
- Recorded at 96kHz 24bit using two AKG 414 microphones and valve pre-amps
- Average of 18 dynamic layers per note
- True sympathetic resonance samples
- Key and pedal noise samples
- Simulated soft pedal
- Convolution reverb
- 4.5GB samples uncompressed (2.5GB NCW compressed)
- For Kontakt the FULL version of 5.8.1 and above - not for Kontakt Player
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